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The Learn it! Check it! Live it! Toolkit

The Learn it! Check it! Live it! Toolkit can help adults learn what may be putting them at risk for kidney disease, important screening tests, and ways to live a healthy lifestyle to help prevent kidney disease. 

The toolkit can be used in a group setting or for one-on-one counseling.

To request a free copy of the toolkit, please click here.  Otherwise, please feel free to download and print copies of the tools below.

Download Toolkit Materials

Instructions & Ideas Booklet
Flipchart
Handouts
E-Banners
Talking Points

The toolkit contains three main components, which are detailed below:

 

 Instructions & Ideas Booklet

The Instructions & Ideas Booklet provides helpful tips to help you use the toolkit and conduct a successful presentation.

 

 

 Flipchart

The flipchart provides the content and slides for a presentation. It covers kidney disease, including its risk factors and important screening tests, as well as steps to a healthy lifestyle to promote kidney health.

The Flipchart is provided in two parts:

Slides
Talking Points

 

 

 Handouts

The Handouts consists of:

Fact sheets to reinforce the messages of the
educational session:

Kidney Health
Live it! Eat Healthy!

Live it! Move More!

Learn It! Diabetes
Learn It! High Blood Pressure

Flyers are also available to help promote an upcoming presentation:

Flyer 1
Flyer 2

Evaluation forms can provide helpful feedback about the usefulness of the presentation:

Participant Evaluation
Presenter Evaluation

 

 

 E-Banners

Use one of the Learn it! Check it! Live it! e-banners to dress up an email or create a feature on your website:

Vertical E-Banner
Horizontal E-Banner

 

 Talking Points

Don’t have time for a presentation?  You can still raise awareness about kidney disease with shorter talking points.  We suggest:

  • Millions of Americans have kidney disease.  Millions more are at risk.  Many have no idea.  Ask your doctor what might be putting you at risk and what you can do to protect your kidneys.
  • Control diabetes and high blood pressure!  Diabetes and high blood pressure are the leading causes of kidney disease.  If you have them, work with your doctor to control them.
  • Get tested!  Kidney disease often has no signs or symptoms.  The only way to know how well your kidneys are working is to be tested.  Ask your doctor for simple tests to check your kidneys.
  • Live a healthy lifestyle to prevent or control diabetes, high blood pressure and kidney disease.  Exercise often, and eat a diet low in salt and fat.  Limit alcohol, avoid tobacco, and take medicines as your doctor prescribes them.

Raise Awareness in Different Settings

How you raise awareness about kidney disease may depend on your setting. 
Think about your audience and what will best suit them. The American Kidney Fund suggests that you:

Raise Awareness at Work

• Hold a “Lunch and Learn” presentation to share the flipchart or slides.
     - Advertise the session a couple of weeks in advance. 
     - Remind participants of key messages after the session.

• Hold a kidney screening for employees.  Contact the American Kidney Fund’s Director of Health Outreach at 1.800.638.8299 to get a free screening guide.

Raise Awareness at Your Place of Worship

• Hold a presentation in a classroom or meeting space at your place of worship.
     - Advertise the session a couple weeks in advance.

• Hold a kidney screening for the community. Contact the American Kidney Fund’s Director of Health Outreach at 1.800.638.8299 to get a free screening guide.

Raise Awareness at Your Next Family Gathering

• Hold a presentation at your next family reunion or holiday gathering.
     - If a presentation is not practical, see our talking points for tips to raise awareness with shorter statements.

• If your family gathering is large, consider holding a kidney screening.  Contact the American Kidney Fund’s Director of Health Outreach at 1.800.638.8299 to get a free screening guide.

Raise Awareness in your Community

• Hold a presentation at your local library or community center. 
     - Advertise the session a couple weeks in advance.

• Hold a kidney screening.  Contact the American Kidney Fund’s Director of Health Outreach at 1.800.638.8299 to get a free screening guide.

Raise Awareness at Your Barbershop or Salon

• Use our talking points to raise awareness about kidney disease among clients during their visits.
  

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